Shamrock Thoughts: James’ 2019 Football Hall Of Fame Votes

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Some of you may remember me doing a hypothetical Football Hall of Fame vote last year. Pretty much I nailed my votes on the head though I missed on Brian Dawkins. Well, it’s that time of the year again to make my hypothetical votes if I was ever a voter. The vote will be right around the Super Bowl and the explanations of how the vote works is in the link above. With that being said, let’s take a look at my hypothetical votes.

Steve Atwater-Safety

The more research I did on this guy the more I realized he was one of the best safeties to play the game. He played a long time for the Broncos and was a big reason for their Super Bowl victories in the 1990s as some might argue that he anchored that secondary for Denver. That defense for Denver was pretty dang good.

Isaac Bruce-Wide Receiver

If it wasn’t for Jerry Rice and Randy Moss, Bruce might have been the best receiver in the game during his time in the league. Bruce was a part of a St. Louis Rams team dubbed “The Greatest Show on Turf” as it is arguably the best offense to ever play. However, Bruce might have been the biggest reason for how good that offense was as he tallied touchdowns like crazy.

Tony Gonzalez-Tight End

Greatest player to play at the tight end position. Period. He was incredibly productive and was a big reason for some of those dangerous Kansas City Chiefs sides back in the 2000s. He could be credited for leading a trend for tight ends to be reliable receivers. He was also very big, so he could block well if needed. He was the real deal.

Ed Reed-Safety

Reed was on a defense for the Baltimore Ravens that was so good that it even had another Hall of Famer in linebacker Ray Lewis on it. Reed was arguably the best player at his position in the 2000s. He read offenses really well and it almost seemed like he could make an interception with ease. This is another no-brainer.

John Lynch-Safety

This one might be a little controversial, but he was a great safety. Read routes well and always seemed to be in the right place at the right time. He was also part of a dominant Buccaneers defense that won the Super Bowl.

Notable snubs:

Tony Boselli-Offensive Lineman

Talent wise he is a sure Hall of Famer, however injuries derailed what was certainly a Hall of Fame career. He is a huge debate as to whether he should be in or not.

Champ Bailey-Cornerback

One of the most athletic cornerbacks during the 2000s and was excellent at shutting down receivers. Great coverage guy.

Edgerrin James-Running Back

Was an outstanding running back and was part of an explosive offense with the Indianapolis Colts paired up with Peyton Manning.

Ty Law-Cornerback

Was an outstanding cornerback back in the days and was a big reason for why the New England Patriots were a dynasty in the early 2000s.

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